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With the largest aperture in the series, the Sky-Watcher 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
is a powerful astronomical tool that remains manageable and portable.
The Maksutov design exchanges the conventional front corrector plate of a
Schmidt with a convex meniscus lens, resulting in a smaller secondary
mirror that limits obstruction and increases contrast, while eliminating
the need for periodic collimation. This modified optical path results
in a slower focal ratio and narrower field of view versus a similar
Schmidt, but the optical benefits, when coupled with the larger aperture
and fully multi-coated optics, make this an ideal scope for making
detailed solar, lunar, and planetary observations, while being able to
resolve deep-sky objects like stars, clusters, galaxies, and nebulae.
scope is outfitted with a large 2" visual back. To get users started,
Sky-Watcher includes a 28mm long eye relief eyepiece that produces 96x
magnification and a 90° star diagonal for viewing with the optical tube
assembly (OTA) pointed at or near the celestial zenith. The OTA is
offered here without a mount or tripod for users who have a reliable
support system or want to use it as part of a dual-OTA setup for star
parties or observation/imaging rigs. It is outfitted with a Vixen-style
dovetail plate for use with compatible mounts. This OTA's compact form
factor belies its observation power and resolution and is ideally suited
as a grab-and-go option for quick observation sessions or heading out
to remote locations.